Emergency Use Patents (Class 701/515)
  • Patent number: 9207097
    Abstract: An information system includes a central computer system and at least one user device. The central computer system has a database and an interface for communicating with a user device. The database is designed for storing personalized information with reference to a location and program functions with reference to a location. The database is also designed for synchronizing the personalized information and/or program functions with the respective user device. For this purpose, the user device is configured so as to determine a position of a moveable object as a function of at least one position-measuring signal and to provide, as a function of the determined position, personalized information with reference to a location and/or a program function with reference to a location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Carsten Isert, Robert Hein
  • Patent number: 8968197
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product directs a user using a physiological sensor to a needed medical resource. A real-time state of a medical condition of a user is determined based on readings from a physiological sensor on a user. A processing system correlates the real-time state of the medical condition of the user to a medical resource, which has been predetermined to have a capability of ameliorating the real-time state of the medical condition of the user. Directions are then sent, to the user, for a temporally nearest medical resource that has been predetermined to have the capability of ameliorating the real-time state of the medical condition of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Friedlander, Richard Hennessy, James R. Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20150032372
    Abstract: A method for supplying a collision signal pertaining to a vehicle collision includes: generating a collision signal that represents at least one characteristic of a collision involving at least one crashed vehicle and position data of the collision, using collision-relevant sensor data of the crashed vehicle; and outputting the collision signal via an interface to a central collision data administration device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas FUEHRER
  • Publication number: 20140244166
    Abstract: A system for geographically locating a component of utility equipment may comprise a geo-location interface (GLI) in communication with and in proximity to the component, the GLI having a navigation system that provides geo-location data, wherein the GLI receives an input relating to an operating state of the component and transmits an output containing the geo-location data and an alert relating to the operating state, and at least one remote station that receives a digital message based on the output from the GLI and generates a display based on the digital message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Klancher, David Tallman
  • Patent number: 8786605
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods are disclosed for distance and congestion-aware resource deployment. In some embodiments, a method is provided to estimate a vehicle deployment region. The method includes constructing a graph data structure using at least in part a single invocation of a form of Dijkstra's algorithm. The method additionally includes partitioning an angular space centered on a vehicle location into a plurality of angular space regions, the vehicle location corresponding to a current or potential location of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Spike Curtis, Dustin Janatpour, Drew Bailey
  • Patent number: 8742945
    Abstract: A method for controlling traffic signals to give signal priority to a vehicle travelling along a planned route, which is divided into sections. The method comprises the steps of receiving a report from the vehicle which comprises at least the next few sections along the planned route, determining whether the reports contain at least one section on both sides of an intersection, and, if this is the case, controlling the traffic light at the intersection to give priority to the route through the intersection, for the vehicle to enjoy signal priority treatment. According to the invention, a signal priority method is provided which allows the planned route of the vehicle to be predicted well in advance. The possibility of advance planning is obtained by describing the planned route of the vehicle in terms of predefined sections of the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: AB Tryggit
    Inventor: Thore Brynielsson
  • Patent number: 8738276
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a solution for an orderly and well-considered evacuation of a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system in the event of declared emergency. It describes the mapping of evacuation points and subsequent routing of PRT vehicles according to both the nature/location of the emergency and outflow capacity at each evacuation point. If an emergency is declared within a PRT system, which does not cause widespread power loss, but which does require an orderly evacuation (e.g., smoke or flooding), PRT vehicles will be routed to an evacuation point capable of handling such outflow in an orderly manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Christopher J. Dawson, Rick A. Hamilton, Benjamin G. Morris
  • Patent number: 8731828
    Abstract: Disclosed is a moving route processing device provided with: a route data creating unit for adding date and time information showing a current date and time to position information showing a current position to create route data with timestamp; a route data recorder for recording the route data with timestamp created by the route data creating unit; a communication processing unit for acquiring predetermined data from a database connected to a network; a route comparing unit for comparing the predetermined data acquired by the communication processing unit with the route data with timestamp recorded in the route data recorder; and a display processing unit for, when it is determined from the comparison by the route comparing unit that a close contact state existed, creating and displaying a message showing that a close contact state existed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Shuichi Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20140129137
    Abstract: A route guidance system to guide an emergency vehicle to an emergency site includes a first navigation apparatus mounted in a first emergency vehicle and a second navigation apparatus mounted in a second emergency vehicle. The first navigation apparatus performs an approach route record process which records an approach route of the first emergency vehicle from a predetermined reference position to an emergency site, and an approach route transmission process which transmits the recorded approach route upon detecting a predetermined manipulation by an occupant when the first emergency vehicle reaches the emergency site. The second navigation apparatus receives the approach route transmitted from the first navigation apparatus and performs an approach route guidance process to guide the second emergency vehicle to the emergency site based on the received approach route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahisa Yamashiro
  • Patent number: 8688376
    Abstract: The invention relates to wireless vehicle-to-X communication by means of radio key (RKE) with a transceiver. The radio key transceiver is designed to send and receive not only data associated with the keyless driving authorization but also vehicle-to-X communication data. The radio key X communication can be used between two vehicles equipped with this radio key communication technique in order to communicate data such as positions, weather conditions or warnings quickly and reliably. This wireless communication technique using radio keys can also be used for coordinating emergency services when searching for an accident scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Continental Automotive GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Lutz Breyer, Markus Aunkofer, Peter Säger
  • Patent number: 8600342
    Abstract: This invention provides a means of sending emergency messages. When in the state of emergency, the user activates or initiates a communication device to execute the positioning procedure. The communication device, converts the current location into a text or voice message and delivers the text or voice message to at least one person on the contact list that is preset in the communication device. By using this invention, the amount of electricity consumption is low therefore charges last longer, the cost decreases, and the user does not experience the pressure of being traced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Chii Yang Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-Shan Chuang
  • Patent number: 8594919
    Abstract: A road configuration identifying device properly identifies the road configuration around a user's vehicle. A reliability level indicating whether the traveling paths of other vehicles in an area behind the user's vehicle which are detected by a radar positioning system, which are obtained by tracking other vehicles using an other vehicle tracking section, and the traveling path of the user's vehicle are traveling paths along the same road configuration is calculated by using the velocity v, acceleration dv, angular velocity d?, and the operation state of a direction indicator or the like of each vehicle. Then, the road configuration indicated by traveling paths having a high reliability level is predicted as the road configuration in the area behind the user's vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kohsuke Munakata
  • Patent number: 8565944
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for providing a list of alternate diversion airports that is based on up-to-date and accurate information received electronically at the aircraft. The list of alternate diversion airports may be prioritized according to a normal mode when the aircraft is operating under normal flight conditions, or a non-normal mode when the aircraft is operating in an emergency situation. In one aspect of the present disclosure, a system includes an alternate airport diversion planner program that generates the list of alternate diversion airports based on diversion planning information received at an aircraft. The alternate airport diversion planner program subsequently receives periodic updates of the diversion planning information, which is used to update the list of alternate diversion airports that is provided to a pilot of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Gary R. Gershzohn
  • Patent number: 8538468
    Abstract: Concurrent text and voice communications can be maintained with an emergency call taker. An application executing on a mobile communications device in conjunction with a network gateway provide voice communication as well as an interactive Short Messaging System (SMS) session with a public safety answering point (PSAP). The gateway correlates and manages SMS messages with the PSAP and the mobile device. As such, a virtual session is generated over a traffic channel, that provides the advantages of a voice call as well as allowing text based communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Brian K. Daly
  • Patent number: 8473203
    Abstract: A system for power facility navigation is disclosed. For rapid dispatch in the field service including power failure recovery and maintenance, the destination location can be set using various items such as pole numbers, computerization codes, customer names, trade names, equipment numbers and GIS coordinates. Destination location setting and path finding can be performed in order of priorities assigned to these items and in consideration of characteristics of field service activities. Location coordinates are received through a GPS receiver, coordinate conversion is performed according to a facility GIS coordinate system, and map matching is processed when GPS coordinates do not match facility GIS coordinates. The road network database is composed of linear array structures and the structure of a link is configured to include information regarding all other links connected to the start node and end node in a manner that link information and node attributes are integrated together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Electric Power Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Ho Shin, Young Il Kim, Bong Jae Lee, Jae Ju Song
  • Patent number: 8452483
    Abstract: A cell-based vehicle driving control system includes a local server for obtaining road environment information on roads within a cell and target vehicle information on a target vehicle within the cell and generating local waypoints based on the road environment information and the target vehicle information; a global server for monitoring the target vehicle information, the road environment information and local server information on the local server received from the local server; and a vehicle control terminal, mounted in the target vehicle, for receiving the local waypoints from the local server and controlling the target vehicle based on the local waypoints. The road environment information is obtained by using at least one sensor installed on the roads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Do Hyun Kim, Sung Won Sohn, Jong-Hyun Park, Byung Tae Jang, Jeong Dan Choi, Kyung Bok Sung, Kyoung Hwan An, Ju Wan Kim, Seong Ik Cho, Jungsook Kim
  • Publication number: 20130116922
    Abstract: An emergency guiding system is provided. The emergency guiding system includes an emergency guiding server and a portable device. The emergency guiding server includes a guiding scheme determination unit producing a guiding scheme and an augmented reality information unit. The portable device transmits an image characteristic signal including image data produced according to an image to the emergency guiding server. The emergency guiding server transmits an augmented reality signal to the portable device, wherein the augmented reality signal includes an augmented reality data produced by the augmented reality information unit according to the guiding scheme, the image data, and a portable device location information in a location signal corresponding to the portable device. The portable device produces an augmented reality image according to the image and the augmented reality data. The disclosure further provides an emergency guiding server and an emergency guiding portable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YI-WEN CAI, SHIH-CHENG WANG
  • Publication number: 20130103309
    Abstract: An emergency guiding system includes an emergency guiding server and a portable device. The emergency guiding server includes a guiding scheme determination unit producing a guiding scheme in response to an emergency, a route providing unit producing a recommended route to reach a particular target according to the last guiding scheme and a device location information in a location signal in response to the production of the guiding scheme, and a scene location data unit including sets of scene location information. The portable device includes a location identification unit producing the device location information, which transmits the location signal including the device location information to the emergency guiding server. The emergency guiding server transmits a guiding signal including the recommended route to the portable device when the device location information corresponds to one set of the scene location information. The disclosure further provides an emergency guiding server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YI-WEN CAI, SHIH-CHENG WANG
  • Publication number: 20120059227
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product directs a user using a physiological sensor to a needed medical resource. A real-time state of a medical condition of a user is determined based on readings from a physiological sensor on a user. A processing system correlates the real-time state of the medical condition of the user to a medical resource, which has been predetermined to have a capability of ameliorating the real-time state of the medical condition of the user. Directions are then sent, to the user, for a temporally nearest medical resource that has been predetermined to have the capability of ameliorating the real-time state of the medical condition of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: ROBERT R. FRIEDLANDER, RICHARD HENNESSY, JAMES R. KRAEMER
  • Patent number: 6278449
    Abstract: A system and method for designating and retrieving information over the internet. At least one webpage is accessed and individual portions of the at least one webpage are designated, each of the individual portions being associated with an underlying information content. The designated individual portions of the at least one webpage are positioned within a single configuration display screen and the format of the single configuration display screen including the designated individual portions of each webpage are stored in a configuration file. The configuration file and underlying information content associated with each of the designated individual portions are retrieved and positioned on an output display screen in accordance with the configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Basuki Afandi Sugiarto, Joe Zexuan Zhou